As we spend more time outdoors this summer, UC Davis Health is providing a free service to the community by installing 14 sunscreen stations in parks, pools, and other locations in the Davis and Roseville areas.
The colorful kiosks provide free SPF 30 sunscreen to the public. The goal is to encourage a healthy lifestyle, especially during the pandemic, spending time outdoors while practicing skin safety. The free sunscreen stations are easy to spot and easy to use and provide skin protection for young and old.
One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. Invasive melanoma accounts for about 1% of all skin cancer cases, but the vast majority of skin cancer deaths.
“It’s especially important to protect children from the harmful effects of the sun because sunburn during childhood increases the risk of skin cancer later in life,” said Richard Bold, chief physician of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Skin cancer is easily preventable. Over 90% of all skin cancers are caused by ultraviolet exposure, and sunscreen is the best defense when it comes to protecting against the harmful effects of the sun.
UC Davis Health’s sunscreen stations can be found in the following locations:
• Manor Pool • Roseville Aquatics Complex • Arroyo Pool • Mike Shellito Indoor Pool • Civic Pool • Mahany Park • Community Pool • Maidu Park • Playing Fields Park Football Field • Harry Crabb Park • Playing Fields Park Batting Cages • Woodcreek Oaks Golf Course • City of Davis City Hall • Diamond Oaks Golf Course
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